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Service Project Support

Looking for inspiration? Look no further! Below is a complete list of potential service projects for your club to carry out. 

*Note: Please be sure to check with school administration for  permission to carry out any service project involving students and school grounds during educational hours. 🙂

On-Campus Projects

Snow Clearing

After a snowfall, go out and clean the snow off the teacher's and student's cars

Locker Encouragement

Create/post words of encouragement on every student locker

Trash Cleanup

Gather with garbage bags to clean the school grounds

Custodial Care

Stay after school and help the custodians clean the hallways and classrooms

Food Drive

Host a food drive in your school for the local food shelter, get the whole school involved!

Bus Breakfast

Pass out a treat/gift bag or donuts to the students and driver on your bus

Prayer Table

Set up a table before or after school and invite students over for a treat and offer them prayer

Goodie Bags

Make gratitude/encouragement bags for students. (Could do Christmas/Valentine themed!)

Staff Breakfast

Serve a morning breakfast for school staff in the staff lounge

Lunch Service

Help the lunchroom staff serve lunch

Holiday Ornaments

Make and hand out holiday ornaments to students and staff

Homework Help

Setup a stand and offer free homework help, test prep, and prayer 

Off-Campus Projects

Hats and Mittens

http://www.hatsandmittens.org

Hats & Mittens raises money, collects hundreds of hats and mittens for homeless children, and increases awareness of smaller and emerging nonprofits serving children.  You can sign up to be a collector for hats and mittens on their website.

Toys for Tots

www.toysfortots.org/Default.aspx

The basic mission of the Marine Toys for Tots Program is to collect new unwrapped toys and distribute those toys to less fortunate children at Christmas. You can organize a toy drive and then drop off toys collected at one of the drop off sites found on the website.

Food Drive for 360 Communities

https://360communities.org

360 communities rely on food drives and donations to supply their food shelves, resource centers and Lewis Houses with healthy food and needed household items. 

Union Gospel Mission

https://www.ugmtc.org

Volunteer to serve a meal at Union Gospel Mission location in St Paul

https://volunteers.ugmtc.org/

Make Sandwiches for the Homeless

The first Sunday of every month after each service CROSSROADS makes sandwiches for the homeless in Minneapolis. We ask that you stay after one of our services and donate a few minutes of your time to make a sandwich for those in need. Sandwich Sunday is run on your donations alone. Contact us if you'd like to donate meat, cheese, or other items. 
Organization Point of Contact
Deb Marzahn
952-469-7729
user@crossroadschurch.org

Greater Twin Cities United Way

https://www.gtcuw.org/

Variety of volunteer opportunities, they will also help to match you with or design a project for your group

Feed My Starving Children

https://www.fmsc.org/

Volunteer as a group to pack food to feed children overseas

Sandwich Man

http://www.thesandwichprojectmn.org/

The Sandwich Project helps feed 4,500 people per week by delivering sandwiches to various shelters and food shelves.  You can sign up to make 150 (or more) sandwiches on the website.  You will find instructions and guidelines on the website as well.

At Home Projects for Patients at U of M Medical Center and Masonic Children’s Hospital

https://www.mhealth.org/giving-and-volunteering/at-home-projects

Projects include fleece blankets, craft kits, snack kits, personal hygiene bags, handmade cards.  Completed projects are then dropped off to be distributed to patients

Open Door Pantry

https://theopendoorpantry.org/

Group volunteers from businesses, churches, schools and organizations have helped stock The Open Door Pantry shelves, prepare for shoppers at our mobile pantry sites, weed gardens, paint, perform maintenance work and much, much more!

Volunteer Match

https://www.volunteermatch.org/

You can search for service opportunities in your area

Good in the Hood

https://goodinthehood.org/

Good in the ‘Hood is dedicated to changing lives together with simple acts of kindness. Good in the Hood offers essential resources including groceries, hot meals, holiday support, footwear, wellness services, referrals and more and also engages the community with user-friendly volunteer experiences and internships that promote intentional kindness, healthy community engagement, service learning and social responsibility

Volunteer opportunities vary examples: food shelf set up and food distribution, shoe away hunger collection and shoe sorting, Holiday Help (adopt a family)

Just Serve

https://www.justserve.org/

The Just Serve website will allow you to search for a list of volunteer opportunities and organizations in your city and/or surrounding communities

Loaves and Fishes

https://www.loavesandfishesmn.org/

Serves free, healthy meals to Minnesotans where the need is greatest, in urban, suburban and rural communities through a variety of meal programs supported by creative food sourcing, our own farm and gardens and food rescue efforts.

Food Service shifts at a variety of locations (some in Dakota County)

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